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The Power of Mobile to Improve Women’s Health

Mother with a mobile phone. Photo credit: VillageReach

Mobile technology has made possible innovative new ways to deliver health information and services. Read more >>

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Netbooks Empower Community Health Workers to Improve Health in Bangladesh’s Poorest Communities

Puspa Rani Paramdar, a community health worker, said she felt empowered with information and knowledge after she received the netbook. Photo credit: Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative

Developing high quality, evidence-based communication campaigns that promote healthy behaviors is quite a challenge for Bangladesh. Read more >>

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Technologies to Keep Mothers Safe

Elizabeth Abu-Haydar, right, with a mother in a prenatal clinic in Rajasthan, India. Photo Credit: PATH/Noah Perin

t PATH, we’re dedicated to developing simple, affordable technology to make sure becoming a mother is a time of joy the world over. Read more >>

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Health and Economic Returns on Science and Innovation Investments for Global Health

Doctor prepares malaria treatment. Photo credit: IMAD

Much work is to be done. Global diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis take eight lives per minute. Read more >>

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Use of Technology in Malaria Prevention and Control Activities

Malaria surveillance officer interviewing woman from malaria positive household in Zanzibar, June 2012. Photo credit: Mike McKay, RTI

mHealth applications are helping Zanzibar to identify and treat many otherwise undiagnosed malaria cases, identifying hot spots and transmission patterns, and responding rapidly to new outbreaks. Read more >>

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Better Diagnostics Critical to the Fight against Typhoid

Women and children

When children’s lives are at stake, we need to move quickly. That’s why we need to rise to the challenge of developing better typhoid diagnostics, and soon. Read more >>

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Embracing Innovation and Discovery to Accelerate Global Health Progress

Ariel Pablos-Mendez, PhD, is the Assistant Administrator for Global Health

Improving women’s and children’s health is critical to the development of successful economies and stable communities. Read more >>

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Improving Tuberculosis Treatment for Children

David Greeley, Senior Vice President at TB Alliance. Photo credit: TB Alliance

USAID is teaming up with TB Alliance to change course, help our children, and brighten the future prospects for the youngest TB patients. Read more >>

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Asking the Right Research Questions to Achieve Global Health Goals

A thriving Ethiopian child. Photo credit: Nazo Kureshy

USAID Global Health is engaged with 30 research partnerships in 23 countries to solve challenges in the implementation and scale-up of high impact maternal, newborn, and child health interventions. Read more >>

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Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Evidence Informing Impact for Global Health

A community health worker in rural Ethiopia tests a boy for malaria. Photo credit: Bonnie Gillespie, Photoshare

Beyond effectiveness studies, we need studies that focus on the implementation and adoption of public health interventions, also known as implementation science. Read more >>

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